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"shipping" in British English

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shippingnoun [U]

uk   /ˈʃɪp.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈʃɪp.ɪŋ/
ships considered as a group: This stretch of water is heavily used by shipping.
the act of sending goods from one place to another, especially by ship: The cost is $205 plus $3 for shipping. The fruit is picked and artificially ripened before shipping.

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(Definition of shipping from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shipping" in American English

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shippingnoun [U]

 us   /ˈʃɪp·ɪŋ/
ships as a group, or the business of transporting things: Shipping along the St. Lawrence River takes goods from the Atlantic Ocean to the heart of Canada.
Shipping or shipping and handling is the cost of sending something: You’ll be billed $15.95 plus shipping.
(Definition of shipping from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"shipping" in Business English

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shippingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈʃɪpɪŋ/ COMMERCE, TRANSPORT
the process or business of sending or transporting goods: There is a lot of competition in the shipping business these days. He runs a big shipping company. How much do we pay for shipping? There's been a big increase in online shipping.
ships in general: The storms were a danger to all shipping along that coast. The canal was closed to merchant shipping. All shipping routes were closed.
(Definition of shipping from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shipping”
in Chinese (Simplified) 船舶, 运输, (尤指)船运,海运…
in Chinese (Traditional) 船舶, 運輸, (尤指)船運,海運…
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